Kevin Smith is moving forward with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and here is everything you need to know about it.
Kevin Smith spent the first day of 2019 starting “pre-pre-production” on a new (and long-awaited) Jay and Silent Bob movie. He had reportedly planned to start shooting the project back in 2018, but he almost died, so that may have kinda got in the way of things.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (as it’s officially titled in self-deprecatory brevity,) is the seventh live-action film of Smith’s to feature the iconic characters played by himself and Jason Mewes, who have also gone on to have their own comics, TV series and merch. They first appeared together in his low-budget 1994 comedy, Clerks, and the rest has been history. We last saw Jay And Silent Bob in 2006’s Clerks 2.
Thirteen years is a long time to have been without these two – we’ve had a whole MCU since then!
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Trailer
The first Jay and Silent Bob Reboot trailer has arrived ahead of Kevin Smith’s yearly San Diego Comic-Con appearance. See if you can count all the cameos.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Release Date
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot arrives in theaters on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Smith just unveiled the first proper Jay and Silent Bob Reboot poster, showcasing the film’s characters in an epic comic book splendor that one would come to expect.
..And here is another teaser poster.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Cast
Just like 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, expect this reboot to be chock full of celebrity cameos and characters from the wider View Askewniverse. Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith will star as the titular Jay and Silent Bob. Then there are the new actors portraying their Bluntman and Chronic characters in a reboot. Who could they be?
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This weekend at @comic_con, we%u2019ll be debuting the @jayandsilentbob Reboot trailer during my Saturday night Hall H panel (right after the @marvelstudios panel)! It%u2019ll go out to the world soon after, so folks are going to see much more of the cast, plot and in-movie artwork. So in anticipation, I%u2019ll be sharing images from #jayandsilentbobreboot that I haven%u2019t made public yet. Like this faux movie artwork upon which our plot turns. In the new adventure, #jayandsilentbob find out the old #bluntmanandchronic movie that was based on them is getting a Reboot – so they go back to Hollywood to stop it all over again! But as with any Reboot, the source material has been modernized – so the rebooted Bluntman movie (the reboot of the movie that starred @biggsjason and @vanderjames) now features a female Chronic! I won%u2019t spoil who plays the new Bluntman and Chronic (it%u2019s in the trailer), so I%u2019ll take some guesses instead: Who%u2019s Behind the Masks? When the trailer drops this weekend, you%u2019ll get to see if you were right. But if you%u2019re at Saturday night%u2019s %u201CKevin Smith Reboots Hall H%u201D panel, you%u2019ll not only see the Reboot trailer: I%u2019m gonna show you the #Bluntman movie-in-a-movie scene too! I can%u2019t wait to start sharing this epic! It%u2019s my all-time favorite of all my flicks and also a meta scrapbook of my entire career (and life) that sequelizes all the #viewaskew movies in one sprawling story! (NOTE: Reboot comes out in the Fall. The B&C poster says %u201CSummer%u201D because that%u2019s when it comes out in the #viewaskewniverse.) Art by #marianodiaz! #KevinSmith #comiccon #hallh #reboot #jayandsilentbob #viewaskewniverse
As revealed by the new trailer, the new Bluntman and Chronic appear to be one-time Batman Val Kilmer and current Supergirl Melissa Benoist. Bluntman v. Chronic really is Batman v. Superperson. Here is the full list of other cameos spotted in the trailer: Donnell Rawlings, Val Kilmer, Jason Lee, Joe Manganiello, Justin Long, Craig Robinson, Shannon Elizabeth, Harley Quinn Smith, Fred Armisen, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck!!!!, Chris Hemsworth (in hologram form), Rosario Dawson, Method Man and Red Man, Impractical Jokers‘ Brian Quinn, OG Bluntman and Chronic Jason Biggs and James Van Der Beek, and Cheech Marin.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Details
Smith revealed the plot of the upcoming film at SDCC last summer:
“If you remember Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, it was a movie in which Jay and Silent Bob found out Hollywood was making a movie about them so they went cross country to Hollywood to stop that from happening. Jay And Silent Bob Reboot is completely f—ing different. In Jay And Silent Bob Reboot, Jay and Silent Bob find out that Hollywood is making a reboot of that old movie that they had made about them, and they have to go cross the country to Hollywood to stop it all over again. it’s literally the same f—ing movie all over again. It’s a movie that makes fun of sequels and remakes and reboots while being all three at the same time.”
Smith started 2019 healthy and happy, having declared it “the year of the Reboot”…
Spent the first day of 2019 having a #JayAndSilentBobReboot pre-pre-production meeting at our holiday-roomy @WeWork office! @JayMewes took this pic of me and @JordanMonsanto to both mark the moment and to document that we were the only dopes in Hollywood working on the holiday. pic.twitter.com/xTNrpN6OF6
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 2, 2019
The director had posted a Tweet wishing everyone a happy new year earlier in the day wearing a familiar overcoat…
HAPPY NEW YEAR! May you accomplish all the things you dream of doing (unless you dream of hurting people)! 2018 was the year that almost killed me, but 2019 will be the year of the REBOOT! pic.twitter.com/IRlRcgmArY — KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 1, 2019
More as it happens.